If you ask my kids, husband or friends which gift I most like to receive for my birthday, they will probably all agree. I just love desserts and sweets, especially brownies and dulce de leche!
I have a fascination for desserts and love tweaking flavors. I dare to combine traditional ingredients from different cultures and, though the traditional brownie is from here and dulce de leche is not, could you go wrong with chocolate and dulce de leche? Of course not!
The brownie is a traditional staple of American cuisine. Sometimes it is covered in fudge and can include chopped nuts, chocolate, butterscotch or peanut butter. It is believed that the name “brownie” first appeared in 1896.
On the other hand, dulce de leche, a milk-based caramel sauce, is a traditional Latin American sweet. It is consumed in every Latin American country and in regions with large Latin American communities, like Spain. This product goes by a number of different names with local variations, depending on the country where it is consumed. It is widely used in desserts like alfajores (shortbread cookies), cuchuflíes (thin wafers), ice creams and cakes.
In honor of both my adoptive country and my native country, I made dark chocolate brownies with dulce de leche that are simply to die for! Here’s the recipe party.